COVID-19 vaccine roll out in India is critical and challenging

India is on the verge of the history at the moment. Soon, they are going to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the country. Process of coronavirus vaccination is the most anticipated event of the year 2021. On the occasion, India is not an exception. Like everyone, India is also hoping to distribute the vaccine through the length and breadth of the country adequately.

By DGCI India, couple of vaccines has been approved already. Covishield by Pune’s Serum Institute that has been manufactured in collaboration with the Oxford University and Bharat Bio Tech’s Covaxin from Hyderabad have started to roll out. Several states have started to receive their first batch of the vaccine. Now, 110 lakhs doses of Covishield have been acquired that has been priced about 200 rupees. There is also 55 lakhs of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech.

Transportation of the vaccine is expected to happen through both road and air. From Delhi, it is expected to send to various states and cities gradually. Planning has been made to deliver the vaccine to every states and union territories by 14th January.

In front of India, there is a huge challenge to vaccinate their population. From Pune and Hyderabad, vaccine is sent to New Delhi first through air. From the capital Delhi, vaccines may be distributed to Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati, Delhi, Bangalore, Kurukshetra, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Jaipur and Lucknow.

Initially, the vaccine will be given to the healthcare professionals and frontline workers. Later on, people above 50 years of age will be vaccinated. In addition, importance may be given to the people under the age of 50 with co-morbidity or serious illness.

Till now, vaccines have not been made mandatory for the citizen. However, it is better to take the vaccine. Through the vaccine, people may able to protect themselves and their dear ones also. However, choice may not be given on the type of the vaccine. So, it can be either Covishield or Covaxin.

Couple of dosages of vaccine will be given on the occasion. Following to the first dose, it has been advised to take the second dose after 28 days. Development of the anti-body within the body is expected to be seen after two weeks from second dose.

According to the reports, there are few common side effects such as fever and pain. State Governments have been making plans to deal with the side effects also.

In order to get the vaccine, it is important to register. On the occasion, identity proof has to be submitted. Information about the registration is going to be shared through the Co-Win app. Following to the registration for the vaccine, due date and location is going to be informed through SMS on the registered number. Certificate is expected to be issued after the vaccination process also.

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